Opening in 1941, THE FERIA is a stunning tale of two countries, where we find Soledad, a smart, educated young Mexican-American with big plans. She and her family, however, begin facing the economic pressures inflicted by a nation readying for war. To ensure her family's survival and continued success, her father betrays her in an act meant to save her family’s agricultural fortune.
Brutally torn from her true love, Xavier, Soledad’s carefully concealed secrets begin to collapse. The challenge of putting everything back together and resisting the desire and love she has for Xavier presents itself in a daring love story dancing on both sides of the border, intricately written around Mexican and American cultures and the great uncertainty that comes with love.
Author - Julia Bade
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Posted by Gladys on 21st Jan 2013
The Feria is a beautiful story about young love lost and found. Julia Bade does a great job in bringing her characters to life. She pulls the reader into the story and you are instantly sharing the emotions of the characters. From butterflies when the young lovers had their encounters to anger when family troubles interfered with such beautiful love. I especially found the main character, Cholita, to be very interesting. I wanted to know more about her. I was instantly hooked and found it difficult to put the book down from beginning to end. I really can't recommend this book enough and can't wait to read more books by this wonderful author.
Posted by J. Shay on 9th Jul 2012
The Feria is a beautifully crafted love story that will hold your attention from beginning to end. Julia Bade worked her magic as she weaved her story around the intricacies of a Mexican family and their culture. Her characters come alive; especially Soledad who dealt with her father’s betrayal with grace, strength, and a maturity beyond her years and selflessly set aside her dreams for the love of her family.
Julia’s gift for words brings the story to life and pulled me in from the very first paragraph. I could not put it down until I reached the end.
This is truly an eloquent story told by a very talented writer. This is a must read for anyone who loves romance set in a time when life was simpler, and respect was a highly treasured value.
Posted by Lydia on 4th Jul 2012
I loved THE FERIA. This novel made me grateful to be alive today. War makes people desperate, and this story captures that emotion, but shows how one moves beyond those mistakes with true love. Brilliant!